January 27th, 2012

Office-dwellers stand up to ‘sitting disease’

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Dr. James Levine has reviewed the statistics: One in three Minnesota adults is either diabetic or pre-diabetic, and one in four is obese. And he thinks he's found the underlying ailment: "the sitting disease.'' "Sitting is sort of the new smoking,'' the Mayo Clinic endocrinologist said Wednesday on the eve of an experiment designed to tackle so-called "lifestyle'' diseases.

Star Tribune, by Amanda Bankston, 01/26/2012

Tags: diabetic, Dr. James Levine, Endocrinology / Diabetes, obese, pre-diabetic, Research, the sitting disease, Weight, Wellness

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